12 bedroom pub for sale

EAST SUSSEX

£1,450,000

Property Description

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

REF 7811 FREEHOLD

HIGHLY IMPRESSIVE 16th CENTURY TRADITIONAL ENGLISH COUNTRY VILLAGE FREEHOLD FREEHOUSE WITH 8 FIRST CLASS CHALET STYLE LETTING BEDROOMS SITUATED IN THE QUINTESSENTIAL AND IDYLLIC RURAL LOCATION OF BURWASH, EAST SUSSEX


AVAILABLE FOR THE 1st TIME IN 32 YEARS.
Imposing and substantial 16th Century country village inn situated in the affluent location of Burwash.
Traditional Public Bar (circa 60), Pool Room (circa 10), Breakfast Room (circa 20+ covers), versatile Carvery Area (circa 20+ covers) & multi-functional Conservatory Restaurant (circa 50+ covers).
8 superb chalet style ensuite Letting Bedrooms.
Highly impressive 4 Bedroomed Family Accommodation.
Fully equipped Commercial Catering Kitchen.
Very good sized lawned Beer Garden (circa 150+) with delightful countryside views and patron's parking facilities (circa 20 cars).
Advised turnover for Y/E October 2015 circa 300,000 (incl. VAT). Current sales consistent with 2015.
Trade split circa 60% wet, 30% food and 10% accommodation.
Planning Permission (expired) for an additional 5 letting bedrooms.

A ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY TO PROCURE A WELL ESTABLISHED AND PROFITABLE BUSINESS AND FAMILY HOME OFFERING MASSIVE GROWTH POTENTIAL

LOCATION
This outstanding business can be found in the affluent and highly sought after rural parish village of Burwash in the beautiful county of East Sussex and can be easily reached from the A21 near Royal Tunbridge Wells, having excellent road communications providing easy access to the M23, M25 and M20 motorways making this superb location an extremely popular commuter area for the major motorways and the major international airports of Gatwick and Heathrow.
Burwash is also within the catchment area of many similar affluent towns and villages in addition to being situated close to the coastal resorts of Pevensey Bay, Eastbourne, Bexhill, Hastings and Dover; being home of the major ferry terminal to Calais and is within close proximity to the Eurotunnel at Folkestone, bringing an abundance of visitors and tourists from France and beyond; all year round! An enviable place to reside offering a compelling business opportunity.

THE PROPERTY
Main entrance at the front leading into the Public Bar.
Public Bar (circa 60) being L-shaped is a good sized and traditional room having a feature central return bar servery with a solid polished counter, glass gantry above and a back fitting with trade optics and refrigerated bottle coolers (not tested) which is complemented by a good range of polished tables, upholstered chairs, upholstered bay window seating, upholstered bar chairs and bar stools. Adding to the charm and character of the room is feature brick built inglenook open fireplace and the exposed beamed ceiling. There are also 2 darts throws. Access to W.C's, Beer Garden and the other trading areas.
Pool Room (circa 10) having a pool table with lighting over and upholstered pew style seating.
Breakfast Room (circa 20+ covers) is a bright and airy room furnished with solid polished tables and upholstered chairs. The room also has a beamed ceiling and beamed walls. Access to the Carvery and Restaurant.
Carvery Area (circa 20+ covers) is a versatile room furnished with solid polished tables and upholstered chairs. There is also a return bar servery and portable carvery appliances. Sliding partitioning doors to the Restaurant.
Conservatory Restaurant (circa 50+ covers) is a good sized multi-functional room, ideal for weddings, wakes and private parties etc and is well furnished with a good range of tables and upholstered chairs. Access to the Beer Garden.

Catering facilities include a fully equipped Commercial Kitchen with stainless steel appliances and preparation surfaces (appliances not tested). There is also a wash-up room and a walk-in chiller.

Lower Ground Floor Cellar with dray drop, pumps, python, post mix and cooler.
Ladies and Gents W.C's x2 sets

LETTING ACCOMMODATION
There are 8 chalet style bedrooms presented in superb decorative order all with an ensuite shower rooms, T.V and tea/coffee making facilities.
There is also a Laundry Room.
N.B - Agents Note: There is also planning permission (expired) for an additional 5 letting bedrooms and could be easily reinstated subject to application.

OWNER'S ACCOMMODATION
Situated on the 1st floor, being of a very good size and presented in good decorative order briefly comprises: 4 bedrooms, lounge, kitchen and 2 bathrooms.

EXTERNAL
There is a very good sized lawned Beer Garden (circa 150+) at the rear having delightful and extensive views over the rolling countryside. The garden is well furnished with timber picnic benches. There is also a paved patio area and a designated smoking area. Patron's parking facilities for circa 20 cars. There are also two double garages currently used for storage.

TRADING & LICENSING
We are advised that the business trades with the benefit of the Premises Licence (not seen) which permits the sale of alcohol during the hours of:
Monday - Thursday - 11.00am - 11.00pm
Friday & Saturday - 11.00am - Midnight
Sunday - Midday - 11.00pm
The current opening hours are as follows:
Monday - Sunday - 08.00am - Midnight
NB. Important. Prospective purchasers wishing to continue to operate the public house should ensure that they gain the APLH Qualification in readiness for their intended operation of the Public House.

GENERAL REMARKS
The property and business are being offered for sale freehold (although we have not had sight of the title deeds). We are advised that the inn benefits from all mains services and uses gas fired central heating (services not tested). Business rates payable tba.

THE BUSINESS
Our vendor client, in situ since 1984 operates this highly successful business on a 'hands-off' basis with the assistance of 1 full time 'live-in' manager, 3 full time and 3 part time/casual staff. Trade is currently derived from circa 60% wet, 30% food and 10% accommodation sales, thereby providing immense scope for a new hands-on operator partnership with previous experience of running a catering/letting orientated operation to take this business to even greater heights by focussing on a strategic and extensive marketing campaign to further promote the premises for weddings, private functions and wakes etc.
Advised turnover for Y/E October 2015 circa 300,000 (incl. VAT). Current sales are consistent with 2015.
This is truly an incredible opportunity for either an owner operator to continue to build the business or for a commercial investor to enhance their existing portfolio.
The asking price reflects the current trading foundation, the location and quality of fixtures and fitting, and of course not forgetting that this is an extremely substantial freehold property.
Accounting information will be made available to interested parties after viewing.
The property was viewed by Martin McConnell who would be delighted to discuss further details and can be contacted on 07970 213549
Viewing appointments must be made via Guy Simmonds.

VIEWING: All appointments must be made through Guy Simmonds. Please note that these Sales Particulars are issued on the strict basis that all negotiations, viewings and contacts in connection with this business are conducted through Guy Simmonds who are appointed by the vendor to act under a Sole Selling Rights agreement with total confidentiality. Any breach of these terms may make you liable in law to litigation and damages. Under no circumstances must you approach the owner direct without a formal appointment or disclose to other customers and staff that the Premises are for sale.

FINANCE FOR PURCHASING A LICENSED PROPERTY: We are in constant touch with a leading finance broker who specialises in arranging Business Finance for Licensed Properties. Whether you are purchasing a Licensed Property through ourselves, or another agent, we will be pleased to contact on your behalf our specialist who can arrange the necessary Finance Package for you at preferential rates. Please telephone for free and no obligation advice with regards to financing a Business.

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(III) Intending purchasers (or lessees) should make their own independent enquiries regarding the use of the property, necessary permissions for use and occupations, potential uses and any other matters affecting the property prior to purchase.
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(V) Guy Simmonds are unable to give any warranty as to the working order of any apparatus, equipment, fittings or services associated with the premises and therefore, cannot verify they are in full working order. Purchasers are strongly advised to obtain specialist reports prior to exchange of contracts in order to satisfy themselves.
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Nearest stations

  • Stonegate (1.8 mi)
  • Etchingham (2.7 mi)
  • Robertsbridge (3.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Guy Simmonds, National Licensed Property Agents

Coppice Farm, Ashby Road Melbourne, DE73 8BJ

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Nearest stations

  • Stonegate (1.8 mi)
  • Etchingham (2.7 mi)
  • Robertsbridge (3.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Guy Simmonds, National Licensed Property Agents

Coppice Farm, Ashby Road Melbourne, DE73 8BJ

01332 448091 Local call rate

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Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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